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Somewhere, I read, that "John Martino" also mentioned that Oswald was in Miami. But no evidence of his claim materialized. I beleive that it was a friend of mine who said it on Facebook. Also,

John Martino:

"The Cubans in the South Florida area have had dealings with Oswald in the past and they are not willing to join the press in dismissing him as a fanatic, a psychopath or a pathetic, maladjusted youth. When he was in Miami, Oswald attempted to join an organization of Americans engaged in training Cubans in guerrilla warfare, headed by Jerry Patrick [Hemming]. As a former Marine, Oswald would have been useful, but he failed to pass a security check and was turned down. Oswald made similar approaches to the Cuban Revolutionary Student Directorate (DRE) and to JURE, another organization of Cuban freedom fighters, but was rejected."

http://cuban-exile.com/doc_226-250/doc0237.html

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=331565

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11565&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11061&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=29002&relPageId=1

The Bayo-Pawley Affair: http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=28888&relPageId=2

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Somewhere, I read, that "John Martino" also mentioned that Oswald was in Miami. But no evidence of his claim materialized. I beleive that it was a friend of mine who said it on Facebook. Also,

John Martino:

"The Cubans in the South Florida area have had dealings with Oswald in the past and they are not willing to join the press in dismissing him as a fanatic, a psychopath or a pathetic, maladjusted youth. When he was in Miami, Oswald attempted to join an organization of Americans engaged in training Cubans in guerrilla warfare, headed by Jerry Patrick [Hemming]. As a former Marine, Oswald would have been useful, but he failed to pass a security check and was turned down. Oswald made similar approaches to the Cuban Revolutionary Student Directorate (DRE) and to JURE, another organization of Cuban freedom fighters, but was rejected."

http://cuban-exile.com/doc_226-250/doc0237.html

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=331565

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11565&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11061&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=29002&relPageId=1

The Bayo-Pawley Affair: http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=28888&relPageId=2

Mr. Hogan,

Thank you for this information, I do beleive my mother when she tells me that my father met Oswald while my father was in Miami from November 1962 to late January 1963. I also beleive that the number in my father's phone book was Oswald's. Thank you for sharing this information.

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John Martino:

"The Cubans in the South Florida area have had dealings with Oswald in the past and they are not willing to join the press in dismissing him as a fanatic, a psychopath or a pathetic, maladjusted youth. When he was in Miami, Oswald attempted to join an organization of Americans engaged in training Cubans in guerrilla warfare, headed by Jerry Patrick [Hemming]. As a former Marine, Oswald would have been useful, but he failed to pass a security check and was turned down. Oswald made similar approaches to the Cuban Revolutionary Student Directorate (DRE) and to JURE, another organization of Cuban freedom fighters, but was rejected."

http://cuban-exile.com/doc_226-250/doc0237.html

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=331565

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11565&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11061&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=29002&relPageId=1

The Bayo-Pawley Affair: http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=28888&relPageId=2

Mike,

Excellent post and fantastic links. I have the Soldier of Fortune magazine where the Bayo-Pawley article was published. A Plot to Destroy JFK and Invade Cuba is must read material for anyone seriously interested in studying the assassination. Some of the early issues of SOF have articles related to the Secret War against Castro that have never been reprinted anywhere and about the only place you can find them is on Ebay. SOF won't reprint them.

This particular article proves that elements within the CIA were planning on undermining the administration of their own Commander-In-Chief five months before he was assassinated on the streets of Dallas. David Morales was the one who signed off on this mission. Ted Shackley gave it the "OKAY" as he trusted Morales. I really do not think anyone in Washington really knew anything about this.

Zach

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John Martino:

"The Cubans in the South Florida area have had dealings with Oswald in the past and they are not willing to join the press in dismissing him as a fanatic, a psychopath or a pathetic, maladjusted youth. When he was in Miami, Oswald attempted to join an organization of Americans engaged in training Cubans in guerrilla warfare, headed by Jerry Patrick [Hemming]. As a former Marine, Oswald would have been useful, but he failed to pass a security check and was turned down. Oswald made similar approaches to the Cuban Revolutionary Student Directorate (DRE) and to JURE, another organization of Cuban freedom fighters, but was rejected."

http://cuban-exile.c...50/doc0237.html

http://www.maryferre...bsPageId=331565

http://www.maryferre...565&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferre...061&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferre...002&relPageId=1

The Bayo-Pawley Affair: http://www.maryferre...888&relPageId=2

Mike,

Excellent post and fantastic links. I have the Soldier of Fortune magazine where the Bayo-Pawley article was published. A Plot to Destroy JFK and Invade Cuba is must read material for anyone seriously interested in studying the assassination. Some of the early issues of SOF have articles related to the Secret War against Castro that have never been reprinted anywhere and about the only place you can find them is on Ebay. SOF won't reprint them.

This particular article proves that elements within the CIA were planning on undermining the administration of their own Commander-In-Chief five months before he was assassinated on the streets of Dallas. David Morales was the one who signed off on this mission. Ted Shackley gave it the "OKAY" as he trusted Morales. I really do not think anyone in Washington really knew anything about this.

Here is a blowup of the two CIA agents - "Ken" and "Mike" from my copy of the magazine:

Ken_and_Mike2.jpg

[soldier of Fortune Magazine Spring 1976 issue #2]

Zach

Hey Zach,

Can you scan and post that magazine. It is not even available from Soldier of Fortune Mag anymore and not on line as far as I know.

Thanks,

BK

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Hey Zach,

Can you scan and post that magazine. It is not even available from Soldier of Fortune Mag anymore and not on line as far as I know.

Thanks,

BK

Hi Bill,

Do you want me to scan the entire magazine? The only relevant article in the magazine is this one: The Bayo Pawley Affair.

I don't own a scanner but I can get images of the Op Tilt photos if you'd like. I realize the quality on Mary Ferrell for the images is bad, although the text is fine, especially when you enlarge it to 200%. I think most of the images are on Spartacus here: Photographic Archive: Operation Tilt

The "Rip" mentioned in the article was of course Rip Robertson, although he used the name Rutherford in this operation. Robertson also used the name Irving Cadick in Guatemala.

Zach

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John Martino:

"The Cubans in the South Florida area have had dealings with Oswald in the past and they are not willing to join the press in dismissing him as a fanatic, a psychopath or a pathetic, maladjusted youth. When he was in Miami, Oswald attempted to join an organization of Americans engaged in training Cubans in guerrilla warfare, headed by Jerry Patrick [Hemming]. As a former Marine, Oswald would have been useful, but he failed to pass a security check and was turned down. Oswald made similar approaches to the Cuban Revolutionary Student Directorate (DRE) and to JURE, another organization of Cuban freedom fighters, but was rejected."

http://cuban-exile.com/doc_226-250/doc0237.html

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=331565

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11565&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11061&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=29002&relPageId=1

The Bayo-Pawley Affair: http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=28888&relPageId=2

Mike,

Excellent post and fantastic links. I have the Soldier of Fortune magazine where the Bayo-Pawley article was published. A Plot to Destroy JFK and Invade Cuba is must read material for anyone seriously interested in studying the assassination. Some of the early issues of SOF have articles related to the Secret War against Castro that have never been reprinted anywhere and about the only place you can find them is on Ebay. SOF won't reprint them.

This particular article proves that elements within the CIA were planning on undermining the administration of their own Commander-In-Chief five months before he was assassinated on the streets of Dallas. David Morales was the one who signed off on this mission. Ted Shackley gave it the "OKAY" as he trusted Morales. I really do not think anyone in Washington really knew anything about this.

Here is a blowup of the two CIA agents - "Ken" and "Mike" from my copy of the magazine:

Ken_and_Mike2.jpg

[soldier of Fortune Magazine Spring 1976 issue #2]

Zach

Zach,

This some good information, I thought that is was Ted that signed off on the Bayo-Pawley Mission, I didn't know that David was the one who initially approved it. And wow! Your so lucky to have that issue, how did you get it? Off of Ebey? Its crazy what you can find there nowadays, just for the hell of it I started poking around to see what I could find and I found my grandmother's old catalog when she owned the company called the Murvon Seed Company, there is and article in the Norwalk paper about her and my father's step dad when they would visit Cuba during the 1950's selling theses seeds to that island in which most of their plants today are a direct result of my grand parents planting them in Cuba. I found that to be pretty cool. There's a sense of "pride" for you Len! :tomatoes

http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-SEED-CATALOG-MURVON-1944-ORIGINAL-MAILING-ENVELOPE-/7212748047

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John Martino:

"The Cubans in the South Florida area have had dealings with Oswald in the past and they are not willing to join the press in dismissing him as a fanatic, a psychopath or a pathetic, maladjusted youth. When he was in Miami, Oswald attempted to join an organization of Americans engaged in training Cubans in guerrilla warfare, headed by Jerry Patrick [Hemming]. As a former Marine, Oswald would have been useful, but he failed to pass a security check and was turned down. Oswald made similar approaches to the Cuban Revolutionary Student Directorate (DRE) and to JURE, another organization of Cuban freedom fighters, but was rejected."

http://cuban-exile.com/doc_226-250/doc0237.html

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=331565

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11565&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11061&relPageId=2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=29002&relPageId=1

The Bayo-Pawley Affair: http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=28888&relPageId=2

Mike,

Excellent post and fantastic links. I have the Soldier of Fortune magazine where the Bayo-Pawley article was published. A Plot to Destroy JFK and Invade Cuba is must read material for anyone seriously interested in studying the assassination. Some of the early issues of SOF have articles related to the Secret War against Castro that have never been reprinted anywhere and about the only place you can find them is on Ebay. SOF won't reprint them.

This particular article proves that elements within the CIA were planning on undermining the administration of their own Commander-In-Chief five months before he was assassinated on the streets of Dallas. David Morales was the one who signed off on this mission. Ted Shackley gave it the "OKAY" as he trusted Morales. I really do not think anyone in Washington really knew anything about this.

Here is a blowup of the two CIA agents - "Ken" and "Mike" from my copy of the magazine:

Ken_and_Mike2.jpg

[soldier of Fortune Magazine Spring 1976 issue #2]

Zach

Zach,

This some good information, I thought that is was Ted that signed off on the Bayo-Pawley Mission, I didn't know that David was the one who initially approved it. And wow! Your so lucky to have that issue, how did you get it? Off of Ebey? Its crazy what you can find there nowadays, just for the hell of it I started poking around to see what I could find and I found my grandmother's old catalog when she owned the company called the Murvon Seed Company, there is and article in the Norwalk paper about her and my father's step dad when they would visit Cuba during the 1950's selling theses seeds to that island in which most of their plants today are a direct result of my grand parents planting them in Cuba. I found that to be pretty cool. There's a sense of "pride" for you Len! :tomatoes

http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-SEED-CATALOG-MURVON-1944-ORIGINAL-MAILING-ENVELOPE-/7212748047

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Hey Zach,

Can you scan and post that magazine. It is not even available from Soldier of Fortune Mag anymore and not on line as far as I know.

Thanks,

BK

Hi Bill,

Do you want me to scan the entire magazine? The only relevant article in the magazine is this one: The Bayo Pawley Affair.

I don't own a scanner but I can get images of the Op Tilt photos if you'd like. I realize the quality on Mary Ferrell for the images is bad, although the text is fine, especially when you enlarge it to 200%. I think most of the images are on Spartacus here: Photographic Archive: Operation Tilt

Zach, that's James Arthur Lewis on the left and Mickey Kappes on the right.

-- John Kelly

Thanks John, Much appreciated!

The "Rip" mentioned in the article was of course Rip Robertson, although he used the name Rutherford in this operation. Robertson also used the name Irving Cadick in Guatemala.

Zach

Not the entire mag, just the article on Bayo-Pawley. I didn't realize Mary Ferrell had it. Will check there.

BK

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Hi Bill,

Here is another link to the article. This is Larry Hancock's website. The article might be a little better here:

Someone Would Have Talked Exhibits Chapter 1

There are a couple more documents on TILT and some of the key players from WAVE here from Larry's page as well:

Appendix B [click on Appendix B at the top]

Hi Scott,

Yes I bought the magazine off Ebay. It is amazing what you can find sometimes.

Here is a document from TILT that describes some of the key players. I can't remember where I found this. It might also be from Larry's website, but I can't find the link. There is also a series of TILT memos, one authored by Rip Robertson.

Operation_Tilt5.jpg

Zach

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Excellent post and fantastic links. I have the Soldier of Fortune magazine where the Bayo-Pawley article was published. A Plot to Destroy JFK and Invade Cuba is must read material for anyone seriously interested in studying the assassination.

Some of the early issues of SOF have articles related to the Secret War against Castro that have never been reprinted anywhere and about the only place you can find them is on Ebay. SOF won't reprint them.

Zach, Bill agrees with you:

One of the most important articles published about the assassination of President Kennedy is The Bayo/Pawley Affair by Miguel Acoca and Robert K. Brown in Soldier of Fortune Magazine (Vol. 1 #2, 1975), which is no longer available from the publisher.

The co-author of the SOF Bayo-Pawley article, Miguel Acoca worked for Life Magazine in the early sixties, had an apartment in Coconut Grove

where he hosted dinners for Cuban emigres and CIA officers. According to his wife, he developed an obsession with the Kennedy assassination.

In 1988, writing for the San Francisco Examiner, he broke the story of the odd phone call George H. W. Bush made to the FBI on November 22, 1963.

http://books.google.com/books?id=mZCn-rDGRncC&pg=PA50&dq=family+of+secrets+san+francisco+examiner&hl=en&ei=_r9NTtHOG5Gr0AGRp_nxBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

As you know Zach, the other co-author, Robert K Brown, went on to become the editor and publisher of Soldier of Fortune Magazine. Certainly he was a well-connected guy to say the least.

http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-3601-soldier-of-fortunes-35th-anniversary.html

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Excellent post and fantastic links. I have the Soldier of Fortune magazine where the Bayo-Pawley article was published. A Plot to Destroy JFK and Invade Cuba is must read material for anyone seriously interested in studying the assassination.

Some of the early issues of SOF have articles related to the Secret War against Castro that have never been reprinted anywhere and about the only place you can find them is on Ebay. SOF won't reprint them.

Zach, Bill agrees with you:

One of the most important articles published about the assassination of President Kennedy is The Bayo/Pawley Affair by Miguel Acoca and Robert K. Brown in Soldier of Fortune Magazine (Vol. 1 #2, 1975), which is no longer available from the publisher.

Thanks Mike,

I think the expression that applies here is "Great Minds Think Alike!" :D

Here is a link to that important thread:Bayo/Pawley Affair: Soldier of Fortune

Robert K. Brown, as I'm sure you know, was very close to Robert Emmett Johnson. Here is a little background on Brown from A.J. Weberman:

The Lee Harvey Oswald Story Part 3

Robert K. Brown was one of INTERPEN'S guerrilla warfare instructors. Robert K. Brown was born in Monroe, Michigan, on November 2, 1932. In the mid-1950's, he attended Army Intelligence Analyst Training School in Fort Holabird, Maryland.

Robert K. Brown became involved in the anti-Batista movement in December 1957. He helped organize the 26th of July Movement at Colorado University and then traveled to Cuba in 1958.

Robert K. Brown, contacted in July 1992, stated: "I went down to Cuba in the Summer of 1958 for ten days. I went down there to work on my Masters degree in February 1959 for a couple of months. I met STURGIS briefly at the Hotel Tropicana. I went back down the same time in 1960, came back, and then I went down to Miami to work on my thesis. I ran into these guys in the Spring of 1962. They had a little half-assed camp in the Everglades. I didn't get down to their camp on No Name Key."

When Robert K. Brown returned to America in April 1960, he offered to train INTERPEN members.

Robert K. Brown: "I have different perspective on this. I've known GERRY for 25 years. He deals in a fantasy land. As far as conducting raids, to the best of my knowledge, he never went on one goddamn raid into Cuba. After the Bay of Pigs there was a significant quantity of Americans who came down to Miami, young guys that wanted to be soldiers-of-fortune and get a piece of Castro.

After a couple of weeks of sleeping on park benches, they'd finally get smart and go home. Now there was about a dozen guys that stayed on until the last hurrah in 1969. These guys were involved in a lot of peripheral plots. As far as accomplishing anything, I always characterized them as soldiers-of-misfortune. HEMMING was the most talented of the lot. But he was dealing in this mystical land of make believe."

In June 1962 Robert K. Brown had written an article entitled, "Cuban Exiles Have Learned to Hate The CIA." He held the CIA responsible for the lack of anti-Castro activity in the Miami area.

He accused the Cuban Revolutionary Council of having cut back exile funding. Robert K. Brown went through the CIA's garbage. Because of his propensity for raiding trash bins and dumpsters in his CIA surveillance, Robert K. Brown was described by DAVID PHILLIPS as "one of the first garbologists."

Robert K. Brown recalled, "We found out about an alleged CIA front. All we had was the location and the name 'Caribbean Marketing and Research.' I pulled out a document marked Secret. I called Jay Mallin who referred me to an FBI Agent. The next night there was no garbage there at all."

Brown also edited the English version of the book 150 Questions for a Guerrilla. The translation was done by Dennis Harber. The first printing, in February 1963 contained an eight-page appendix calling for support for Cuban exiles and contained several photographs of Interpen personnel in training. Curiously, in the second printing, July 1963, all this material was removed never to be seen again.

Here is an image of Brown you may not have seen, from his book Merc.

Robert_K_Brown_Professional_Adventurer.jpg

Zach

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Robert K. Brown: "I have different perspective on this. I've known GERRY for 25 years. He deals in a fantasy land. As far as conducting raids, to the best of my knowledge, he never went on one goddamn raid into Cuba. After the Bay of Pigs there was a significant quantity of Americans who came down to Miami, young guys that wanted to be soldiers-of-fortune and get a piece of Castro.

Is this Robert K. Brown still alive? And did he know my father? Also, that is what Masferrer said about Hemming after I talked to him.

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I think he might be. Some months/year ago this came up with some recent photos. If he is ask him.

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